Inmate Mentor Effort Seeks Comments

The Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency, which is celebrating the first year of a program matching newly released prisoners with individuals from faith-based institutions, is inviting suggestions for improvements.

The Re-entry Mentoring Program is asking mentors, offenders and their families to discuss ways to improve the program for next year at a meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at St. Luke's Center, 4923 East Capitol St. SE.

Video Tribute to King Shown

The National Park Service will present a video tribute to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. at the Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site, 1318 Vermont Ave. NW, until Saturday.

The video symposium consists of two videos that will be screened from noon to 2 p.m. daily.

The first video, "A New Time, a New Voice," is biographical. The second, "Children of Courage," is an international chronical of the role of youth in the civil rights movement.

For more information, call 202-673-2402.

Child-Welfare Volunteers Needed

The D.C. Protective Services Citizen Review Panel, a group of residents who attempt to make sure D.C. agencies properly carry out child protection responsibilities, seeks volunteer members.

Panel members' duties include working to ensure the District's children are safe and searching for permanent homes for them.

Volunteers are asked to regularly attend meetings and contribute about five hours each month.

Child welfare public policy is examined by the panel to determine what action should be taken to improve the system.

Panel members must live in the District. For more information or to apply, call Peter Share at 202-483-9424.

-- Compiled by Bruce C.T. Wright